Thyroid Health

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What is TSH? Understanding TSH Levels for Thyroid Health

So many women come through my clinic doors frustrated by symptoms they just can’t shake. Constipation, mood swings, weight gain, hair loss, depression, and indescribable fatigue are just a few things I hear about constantly. And though some of those symptoms may seem relatively minor, when women are dealing with them every single day, they […]

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Fluoride and Thyroid: How Fluoride Effects Your Thyroid

One of the great things about being a health care practitioner for more than three decades is that I get to see exciting new research and development emerge –- and also witness the medical and scientific communities retract mistakes and give credence to things that were dismissed years ago. Remember when butter was “bad” and […]

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Thyroid Test — When is the Right Time to Take a Thyroid Test?

Almost twenty years ago, the American College of Physicians, a pretty conservative organization, stunned the medical community by issuing a guideline that women over 50 should have a thyroid test at least once every five years. At that time, most physicians thought that they could diagnose thyroid problems themselves and that testing guidelines were unnecessary. […]

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Hypothyroidism: Diagnosis and Treatment for Women

Have you been hearing a lot about thyroid imbalances lately? More and more often these days, when women experience problems like increased fatigue, loss of concentration and weight gain, the first thing that comes to mind is “it must be my thyroid.” But what does that really mean? The thyroid gland regulates your metabolism, which […]

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Hypothyroid Symptoms

Hypothyroidism is the medical term for a sluggish thyroid. It can lead to a wide range of symptoms, including: Severe fatigue, loss of energy Weight gain, difficulty losing weight Depression and depressed mood Joint and muscle pain, headaches Dry skin, brittle nails Brittle hair, itchy scalp, hair loss Irregular periods, PMS symptoms Breast milk formation […]

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